A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 136 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:28:34 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 00:28:34 / September 8, 2018 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.5749° East, -3.0439° South. Unique identifier: us2000hasi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hasi.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 136 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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